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DXP-001: Brian Letwin

By November 6, 2019January 2nd, 2020Podcast

What’s up! Episode number one of my podcast is here! I’m pleased to sit down with Brian Letwin — co-founder and CEO of Saigoneer. Saigoneer is a media company in Vietnam. Find out more at:


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Table of Contents:

  • 00:19 – Intro
  • 03:40 – Origins of Saigoneer
  • 09:08 – Why a Korean Version
  • 10:34 – Saigoneer’s Core Content
  • 12:46 – The Changing Media Landscape
  • 16:05 – Saigoneer’s Media Kit
  • 21:10 – Is Saigoneer a Publication or an Advertising Agency?
  • 24:37 – What Motivates Brian?
  • 27:44 – Vietnam Modern Architecture
  • 32:08 – Brian’s Grab Bike Accident Pt 1
  • 34:17 – Lack of Flood Prevention and Environmental Issues
  • 38:30 – Traffic and Walking in Saigon
  • 44:06 – Ride Share Popularity and Economics
  • 49:26 – Brian’s Grab Bike Accident Pt 2
  • 53:55 – The First Time Brian and Thomas Met / Outro

Episode Hashtags:

#dxp #designexchange #saigon #saigoneer #vietnam #podcast #urbanist


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